-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Thanks to Rango Keshavan for lending me his masters
-- Drums and Space with Airto Moreira and Flora Purim
-- Not Fade Away with John Cipollina
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
June 7, 2016 Subject:
I find 1983 to be a bit like 1979, or 1971. Some great stuff from time to time, but there is something missing when compared to a year or two earlier. It is unrealistic to think that the creativity would flow consistently so this is not a denigration of 1983, simply an observation. As we know now, there were external influences at play that would soon lead to some dark days, and then some brighter, before the light ultimately went out.
May 3, 2014 Subject:
The Best Show I Saw!
I was junior at Occidental College in LA and a bunch took a road trip up to Berkeley for the fabulous three day musical sojourn at The Greek 5/13-5/15, 1983. The weather was perfect and the band sizzled with an indomitable intensity. All three days were off-the-charts fabulous, but they reached their zenith on this magical Sunday.
Pre-show tripping through Haight-Ashbury set the tone for what was to come....my oh my.
The first set saw the boys revving their engines. I distinctly remember the Cassidy being glorious and the Looks Like Rain being incredulously surrealistic on such a hot, sunny day with no clouds in the sky.
It was the second set which blew my mind along with the liquid break in between sets. The 22 min Help-Slipknot-Franklins was pure magic and sent the audience into orbit. While the post-Space selection is far from my favorite, the zeal in which it was delivered blew us away.
Such good times. The fact that it was 31 years freaks me out to no end, but to have been a part of this show and to have had my spirit raised to the heavens makes me beyond grateful!
May 20, 2012 Subject:
Excellent recording/remaster. Nice show too. IMO
April 18, 2011 Subject:
hell in a bucket